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“Blues in China (of all places)”

House of Blues & Jazz
Ranked #156 of 17,012 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Sarasota, FL
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Blues in China (of all places)”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

It was so great finding this place. We love blues bars at home in the US and didn't dream there would be such a high quality establishment in Shanghai. The band was awesome and you couldn't ask for a better atmosphere. Drinks were on the pricey side and service a bit slow compared to US standards, but still a first class club.

  • Visited November 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Old club, very good blues and nice western food (though not cheap). Worth to stop by. You can drink/eat close to the stage or in a sitting area (less atmospheric ...)

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Thank Francisco T
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good music and caters to foreigners”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I and a colleague from work visited here on a Friday night to listen to some music. It is located right off the bund and was very close to the Westin Hotel.

There was a 50 rmb cover, which was to be expected and the place was standing room only. The biggest surprise was that it was full of foreigners.

The music was good but we didn't try the food as we had just finished a light dinner at the Glamour Bar. We enjoyed the atmosphere as it was pretty laid back and not pretentious but it was very crowded.

Its a place that we will probably go back to listen to live music in Shanghai as its centrally located.

  • Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well, we live in Shanghai and this bar turned to be into one of our favourite spots. it is not so the food, even it is very good, tasty adn well served. It is the atmosphere itself. Every evening there is a session ( in fact there are 3 sessions ) of a life band. The owner chooses the band well, we have never been disappointed with the choice. It can vary from Blues rock to Jazz or we alos seen a bit of Raggae there.
Imagine you are in a small bar with dark wood furniture, smoke hangs in the room a alot of people around enjoying the music and the atmosphere. Can one expect something better when going out? Try it. All the guest from germany we brought here left excited and wanted to come back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Laird43
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Cottingham
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, great music”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I visit Shanghai two or three times a year, as a business traveler and always make a point of visiting the House of Blues & Jazz. A friendly, welcoming atmosphere awaits, with a great restaurant attached to the music club and bar.

  • Visited October 2012
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